Emerald Bay State Park: Vikingsholm and Eagle Falls Professional Review and Guide
"Purchased by the state of California in 1953, designated a National Natural Landmark in 1969, and designated an underwater state park in 1994, Emerald Bay is Lake Tahoe’s crown jewel.
Along with a plethora of spectacular views, visitors to Emerald Bay State Park, who come by boat or descend the 1.25-mile trail, will find many diversions, including sandy beaches for sunbathing, excellent picnic spots, a vibrant waterfall, and the architectural wonder of Vikingsholm mansion. A tour of Vikingsholm (mid-June through September) is an absolute must for any first-time visitor to Emerald Bay State Park. Eagle Falls provides the height of drama when the creek is swollen with snowmelt from the mountains above, usually throughout the month of June."